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2008-07-03 06:00:39

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) - Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, met with private representatives of the 14th Dalai Lama in Beijing recently, the department said Thursday. Du, also vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told the two representatives Lodi Gyari and...

2008-07-02 09:00:04

By Jim Yardley Huang Yuanxi contributed research. * Chinese officials and senior envoys of the Dalai Lama opened their latest round of negotiations over Tibet on Tuesday amid international pressure for a breakthrough less than six weeks before Beijing plays host to the Olympic Games. The discussions, held at an undisclosed location in Beijing, are the second round of formal talks since March, when anti-Chinese protests erupted in Lhasa and spread to Tibetan regions of western China....

2008-07-02 09:00:04

World News IN BRIEF *BEIJING China resumed fence-mending talks with envoys of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in a move that could improve its international image in the weeks before it hosts the Olympics. Yesterday's meeting was the second since riots erupted in Tibet in March and put pressure on China to deal with the Nobel laureate, who fled into exile in India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. The talks will continue today. (c) 2008...

2008-07-01 15:00:15

BEIJING _ Chinese and Tibetan envoys on Tuesday began their first formal talks since bloody protests swept Tibetan areas of western China three months ago, in a dialogue that may affect the Olympic Games here next month. China kept largely silent about the two-day talks, declining to outline the issues to be discussed or even the venue. Samdhong Rinpoche, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile in India, said in a telephone interview that the two sides began negotiations...

2008-07-01 06:00:17

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo New Delhi, July 1 Kyodo - Chinese government officials and envoys of the Dalai Lama began a second round of talks Tuesday in Beijing, a spokesman of the Tibetan government-in-exile said. The talks, which Tibetan government-in-exile officials earlier said were scheduled for two days, mark the second time the two sides have met since the riots and protests broke out in March and April in Tibet and neighbouring areas inhabited by...

2008-06-30 12:02:28

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By John Duce] Beijing, June 30 Kyodo - A group of envoys from the Dalai Lama arrived in Beijing on Monday for talks with Chinese government officials aimed at easing tension after Tibet and neighbouring provinces were hit by riots earlier this year. The group of five representatives sent by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader left Beijing airport from a VIP exit without answering questions from reporters. Officials from...

2006-07-26 05:50:00

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING -- An official Chinese commentary accused the Dalai Lama on Wednesday of collaborating with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, rejecting the Tibetan leader's overtures and casting a shadow over fence-mending talks. The Dalai Lama, who fled his homeland in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, has proposed a "Middle Way" policy seeking autonomy but not independence for Tibet. But the online edition of the China Daily, the government's...

2006-07-04 09:21:04

LHASA, China (Reuters) - Days after China bound itself closer to Tibet with a new railway, a senior official accused the Dalai Lama, the region's exiled spiritual leader, of seeking to split China and play politics with religion. Champa Phuntsok, chairman of the Tibetan government which rules the region under Beijing's close watch, said the Dalai Lama's claim that he sought only greater autonomy for the mountain-bound region was insincere. "So far, we have only seen the changes in...

2006-06-30 20:59:23

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - First passengers on the world's highest railway were set to leave Beijing on Saturday bound for Tibet, a symbol of power and progress to China that critics say spells cultural and environmental loss to the Tibetan people. The train departs in the evening and arrives in Lhasa 48 hours later, after a 4,000-km (2,500-mile) journey at altitudes reaching more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) on the Tibetan plateau, the first rail link between China and...

2006-05-31 05:12:59

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two former Tibetan political prisoners who were part of a group known as the "singing nuns" have left the mountainous Chinese region and gone into exile in India, an advocacy group said on Wednesday. Rigzin Choekyi, who served 12 years in prison and Lhundrub Zangmo, who served nine years, left overland and traveled through Nepal before reaching India, where Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, leads a government in exile. "Both Rigzin Choekyi and Lhundrub...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.